high park peacock

High Park peacock is on the loose and jumping roofs

A peacock from the High Park Zoo has escaped, and was last seen jumping across rooftops in Roncesvalles. This is perhaps less dramatic than the spotting of a caiman last year, but somehow more preposterous given that the animal has been on the lam since Thursday.

The freedom-loving bird has clearly seen the Fugitive, making sure to remain elusive by staying off the ground. At some point, however, it will get hungry. And that's when some poor Roncy kid playing in his backyard is going to get the fright of his life. The lattes will fly as parents rush to protect the young one from this majestic and defiant bird. Never give in, peacock. Never.

More seriously, if you spot the peacock, do call Animal Services as they'd like to return it safely to the zoo. Check out a selection of social media action about the escapist below.



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